Learning to Live , Again, On Purpose.

Forgetting I…in 5


Happy Friday morning my friends…We are joining Lisa-Jo for her 5 minute friday challenge.

So if you have 5 minutes in your very busy day. I invite you to join us…Follow the links I’ve provided (there are 3) to go and link your 5 minutes post over at the Gypsy Mama blog

Got five minutes? Here’s a great way to spend them.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat without editing your voice.
2. Link back here
and invite others to join in.
3. Pony up the comment
for the five minuter who linked up before you.


Share your best, unedited 5 minutes …

...on the edges

On Forgetting…GO!

I forget sometimes…don’t you. My thoughts float away from me more frequently these days it seems.


Sometimes I think it may be the medications from the Heart Event almost a year ago, next week. Sometimes I think…the hormones are changing…it’s that season.

Sometimes it worries me…I forget what day in June my anniversary is. My husband finds this amusing. I forget the what of why I walked in the room…

There is something…what…where…and then there is the HOW…

How does life become so stressed and so busy that the human memory wears thin to spilling? And, yet, it seems that what falls through the slats of this mind are the little things…

a dentist appointment with the hubby

the milk while shopping…I literally forget 3 to 4 things, important but little things, at the grocery, often!

Forgetting the I….

If only I could forget what I think is important…and focus on what it is that is important to God

a friend posted this yesterday on their FB status:

Is what’s important to you important to God?  This is the benchmark for every believer to live by. ~Unknown Author

What I’m forgetting is the little things…forgetting because my focus is on the importance of getting through a day…getting where the I of Me wants to be, rather than living in the NOW of the day God has provided.

Maybe if I thought, “well is the milk so important to what God would have me do today?”, and realize that if it was He would have made sure I got it, then I wouldn’t be so stressed unto…



Now for a 1 minute cheat…there is a Forgetting that is biblical…and oddly it helps me reconcile putting aside all of the things I didn’t remember to do today…

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 3:13-14

I practice daily to accomplish this type of forgetting. God’s rules on what to forget…

Blessings Loves!

♥ ♥ ♥

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

9 thoughts on “Forgetting I…in 5

  1. Great things to think about today, making sure that what is important to God is important to us. Thanks for sharing this post!

  2. Loved your comment over at my blog. It made me laugh. In about an hour though, I probably will have totally forgotten what was so funny, so I wanted to pop right over here and tell you. Thanks so much for dropping by! I hope you make wonderful (and lasting) memories this weekend!

  3. What can I say? I like the way you did this. I have trouble remembering things, too. I was just talking to my husband the other day about how it stresses me out. At least, you’re not alone. 🙂

  4. here’s why i love your post:

    because of your cheat.

    today is my last day at my office job, which i am leaving in order to create space for god-opportunities that he is presenting. total step of faith, losing all the security of a salary and full benefits.

    but i know it’s for and about god. and he’s the what and the why.


    i needed to remember to ‘forget what lies behind’ because i will set my face as flint toward to ultimate goal of pleasing him.

    i, for one, am thankful you cheated. 🙂


  5. I absolutly love that quote. I’m going to try not to “forget” it.
    Remembering what is important to God, that is so key.
    Ultimatly that is what matters. Those memories are the eternal ones.
    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice comment over at my place.

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